All posts tagged: internet

The Man Behind the Meme: White Guy Blinking

Originally posted on Cookies + Sangria:
Memes come and go into our lives. Some may be fleeting and some stick around for years. But how often do we know their origin story? Where did it start? Why has it become so popular? If there’s a person in the meme, what do they think of becoming an (internet) household face? Well I can help solve the mystery of one meme – this guy: Here’s White Guy Blinking, a GIF used to express disbelief, and in most cases a well-known fact or relatable situation. But who exactly is this guy? Well his name is Drew Scanlon and for certain types, he was already a well-known dude on the internet. He’s a video producer at Giant Bomb, a popular gaming website, and stars in multiple videos and podcasts for the site. So Drew was already used to fans clipping out GIFs of himself from the site, but never as fervent as this. In fact, the blinking GIF is from a 2013 Giant Bomb show called Unprofessional Fridays. In the video,…

The Internet Is Making Us Lonely

Originally posted on Rosie Culture:
Likes, favorites, retweets, comments, and all those weird emotion things Facebook just added. We live for instant gratification. It’s not because we’re selfish, it’s because of the Internet. It’s because we not only have to look great in person but we also have to look great online. There is more than one impression to make and you never know when you are going to have to make it. You know when you’re going out to a bar to meet up with all your friends and look for cute guys. But, you never know when someone’s going to request you as a friend on Facebook or follow you on Insta. You could make a great first impression in person, but might totally bomb when your first impression online is break up quotes and pictures of wine. It always looks like everyone else is having so much fun. They add all of their vacation pictures to an album for the world to see. They Instagram the amazing brunch they’re having that Saturday…

Around the Web

Originally posted on Millennial:
Check out these recent articles from around the web: Go To Church, Justin Bieber by Anna Nussbaum Keating: “However, we don’t simply go because it is what we have always done, though there is something very primal and ancient about this gesture. We go to church to pay obeisance to the God that created us. That is, to acknowledge the order of the cosmos, and the reality that we are dependent upon that order. And we don’t go alone. We go as part of a community, or body. As Jesus said, “Where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them” (Matt. 18:20). After all, the Holy Spirit didn’t descend upon one apostle, it descended upon all of them. When we go to church to worship, then, we situate ourselves within a cosmology, or theoretical framework, that helps us understand what it means to live life as a follower of Jesus.” The Big University by David Brooks: “Universities are more professional and glittering than ever, but in…

Online Dating: The Worst Pick Up Lines

Originally posted on Rosie Culture:
I’ve given online dating a shot for about a week now. I downloaded OKCupid, Skout, Tinder, Coffee Meets Bagel, Match, Down, and EHarmony.  I deleted half of these apps right off the bat – they suck. The other half led me to some very interesting first liners. These are literally screenshots of the first message a person chose to send to me.  They’re terrifying and hilarious so I thought I’d share with the world 🙂 In case you were wondering, I didn’t message any of these people back. That will not be necessary, please leave Rhode Island be. All of my pictures are selfies… Who or what is Rosie the nosy neighbor? Can someone explain this, is it an inside joke or something?? Thanks, but I am on here so what does that mean? First of all, the word “summary” was literally spelled out for you in my summary. And what if I am a hipster, jeez. I would like to reiterate this is the first message he sent me.…

Which Social Media Are You?

Originally posted on CREATOR & CURATOR:
Vanichi Magazine: What if guys were social networks? Who would YOU be? | Photo by Ads of the World. Like my husband said to me last night, social media exploded onto the scene of the World Wide Web just when youngsters of the latest Net Generation were born. This only means that those born after the Generation X or Y will be very well-read with smartphones, tablets, laptops and computers, and all other things tech-related. Is this how our world is moving towards in the near future? Do you like what you’re seeing now? Kids having meals with their families but instead of sharing a heart-to-heart conversation, their faces are glued to the small rectangular screens, hastily typing out a message to their friends before their tiger mothers and disciplinarian fathers bark orders to them to put their tech toys away. I was like that once upon a time. In fact, I actually devised a way to continue texting friends despite being at the dinner table! Back when technology…

Harassment on WordPress.

Originally posted on Every Word You Say:
Yesterday I wrote a post called The British Tag, which was just a jokey post where I answer questions about my Britishness. I never thought it would lead to me be harassed. A few minutes after I’d published my post it was rebogged. Yay! Right? So I clicked on the site who had reblogged it and that’s where I saw that the only other posts this person had were pictures of his penis and posts asking people, specifically young British teens, to text him. This made me really uncomfortable, and I didn’t want my post being linked to someone like this. I commented on the post and asked him why he posted it, and if he could take it down, and that he needs to label his content as mature because anyone could visit his site. He then apologised, and I thought that would be the end of it. Until he sent me three comments in a row asking what I thought of his pictures, and whether I’d…

Trying to Succeed in 2015 (Now v. Then)

College Requirements Requirements change/increase every year. The standards to get into the university I attended have changed since I applied. Internships & Networking A college degree isn’t enough anymore. You also need to complete multiple internships and network like crazy. Networking is a bit easier with systems like LinkedIn and other forms of social media. Internships have become a bit trickier. Many companies, due to controversies within recent years, now require applicants to be eligible for course credit. If you’re a college graduate, but would love to intern for your dream company, you may have to find a few loop holes. If you’re lucky, it’ll be a paid internship; though not likely. I advise interning while seeking a degree in order to avoid this problem. Resources With each generation more and more resources are created that can aid in our success. The internet is a huge one. Unfortunately it means that expectations rise (i.e. admission requirements) and so does the work load, but it’s worth it. Fortunately it means you can become a web personality …